Question about Maytag MAV6457 Top Load Washer
I have a 2004 MAV6457AWW Maytag washing machine. Spin cycle works great, no crazy noise or anything. However when the agitator runs on wash and rinse cycle it will not turn with clothes in it. Empty it turns for the most part. It is also making a grinding noise. Like a stripped bolt maybe? Please help!
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it sounds like the transmission is shot. Not knowing the cost of parts if you can replace the transmission yourself then yes it could be worth fixing however if you can't do the job yourself adding cost of parts and labor it may not be worth it
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
#1 issue have had with those as a repairman is the pump.the spot welds break and the pump rubs metal to metal also the belt can wear and flap.you can get somthing in the inner tub in those little holes[ie..nail]and when the tub moves it drags.to look at pump,belt motor pulley.tilt washer back .rest on wall and you can inspect all from there.God bless,tom
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
it does sound like a bad motor.
they are rather expensive on that machine,
you would be looking at 300 or so
Posted on May 28, 2009
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In this case it seems that the main bearings on the shaft is a suspect. However if you have noticed that machine is vibrating when it is running then the motor /drum suspension has to be inspected. Since these fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for the noise with a good inspection lamp. Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.
For replacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html
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